Kananook railway station, Melbourne

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Kananook (station code: KAN) is an unmanned railway station on the Frankston railway line in Melbourne, Australia, situated between the Frankston Freeway and Wells Road in Seaford. The station has one central island platform and is located in Metcard ticketing Zone 2. It is named after nearby Kananook Creek.


Facilities at Kananook include a large steel shelter in the centre of the platform and a Metcard ticket vending machine and Telstra payphone at the entrance to the station, which can be accessed from Wells Road and Quinn Street, via a footbridge at the Flinders Street end of the station.

Platforms and services

Platform 1:

  • Frankston line all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street

Platform 2:

  • Frankston line all stations services to Frankston


Kananook station opened on 25 August 1975.

The station was originally to be named 'Wells Road', and a station between Seaford and Carrum was to be named 'Kananook', the original Kananook station was never built.

On 11 July 1990, Sarah MacDiarmid disappeared from Kananook station. She was last seen walking to the station carpark. The station was featured in the first episode of the Australian TV series Sensing Murder, which aired on Network Ten in September 2004.

In 2007 the station was upgraded as part of the EastLink road project linking the north-eastern suburb of Ringwood to Frankston. The station building was dismantled and replaced with a shelter, and a freeway noise protection wall was constructed.

The former station

The old station building was a semi large fibro building at the center of the station with two semi-enclosed waiting areas on the platforms also with a disused booking office near the entrance of the station. It also had an ATM but this was removed due to vandalism well before the upgrade commenced.


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